CABS Bird Protection Camp Timetable 2023
Together with our partner associations in Italy, Spain, France, Malta and Cyprus and Lebanon, CABS will conduct numerous campaigns and operations to protect the migratory flyways as best we can in 2023. The activities are almost exclusively financed by donations.
Please note that some of these dates may be subject to short-term change in relation to unforeseen circumstances. In addition, we won't reveal all the locations and exact dates - Italian and Maltese poachers also have internet access and of course browse our pages! We apologise for any inaccuracy in the information.
If you are interested in participating in our bird protection camps, you will need to meet some basic requirements - our selection criteria is outlined here.
Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS)
Bird Protection Camps & Dates 2023:
|Date||Bird Protection Camp / Anti-Poaching Operation|
|03.12.2022 – 12.02.2023||WINTER BIRD PROTECTION CAMP IN CYPRUS: Search and dismantling of illegal nets for bird trapping, support of police and Game & Fauna Service.|
|11.03. – 26.03.2023||SPRING OPERATION TO MONITOR FINCH TRAPPING IN MALTA: Search for illegal trapping sites.|
|18.03. – 02.04.2023||OUTREACH AGAINST ILLEGAL BIRD HUNTING & TRAPPING IN LEBANON: Monitoring the migration areas in the Lebanon Mountains.|
|April 2023||ACTIONS AGAINST POACHING ON THE MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND OF PONZA (ITALY): The exact dates are not published for strategic reasons|
|01.04. – 14.05.2023||SPRING BIRD PROTECTION CAMP IN CYPRUS: Search and dismantling of illegal limesticks and nets for bird trapping, support of police and Game & Fauna Service. |
|08.04. – 30.04.2023||BIRD PROTECTION CAMP IN MALTA AND GOZO: Action against illegal shooting of birds of prey and search for songbird trapping sites.|
|15.04. – 07.05.2023||THE "GRUPPO ADORNO" BIRD PROTECTION CAMP IN THE STRAIT MESSINA (ITALY): Action against illegal shooting of birds of prey and bird trapping with nets.|
|29.04. – 07.05.2023||BIRD PROTECTION CAMP ON ISLAND ISCHIA (ITALY): Search for illegal bird traps and monitoring of the spring hunting ban.|
|May 2023||SPRING OUTREACH AGAINST BIRD TRAPPING AND BIRD HUNTING IN THE LIPARI ISLANDS (ITALY): The exact date is not published for strategic reasons.|
|July/August 2023||OPERATIONS AGAINST ILLEGAL BIRD TRAPPING IN SOUTHERN AND EASTERN SPAIN. Every weekend in July and August.|
|12.08. – 20.08.2023||SUMMER ACTION TO MONITOR WADING BIRD TRAPPING IN MALTA: Search for illegal wader trapping sites.|
|19.08. – 03.09.2023||SUMMER OUTREACH IN BRESCIA (ITALY): Search for traps and nets for pied flycatchers.|
|02.09. – 19.11.2023||BIG BIRD PROTECTION CAMP IN MALTA AND GOZO: Action against the illegal shooting of birds of prey, search for electro-acoustic decoy callers.|
|02.09. – 24.09.2023||BIG BIRD PROTECTION CAMP IN CYPRUS: Search for and dismantling of illegal limesticks and nets used for bird trapping, support of police and the Game & Fauna Service. |
|16.09. – 08.10.2023||AUTUMN BIRD PROTECTION CAMP IN LEBANON: Safeguarding the migration routes of birds of prey, storks and other large birds. Monitoring and reporting illegal shooting and trapping. |
|07.10. – 05.11.2023||BIG BIRD PROTECTION CAMP IN NORTHERN ITALY: Collection of traps, nets and live decoy birds around Lake Garda and Lake Iseo, support of the police.|
|21.10. – 19.11.2023||AUTUMN BIRD PROTECTION CAMP IN VALENCIA AND ANDALUCIA (SPAIN): Search for limestick trapping installations and clap-nets for songbird trapping.|
|28.10. – 12.11.2023||BIRD PROTECTION CAMP TO MONITOR FINCH TRAPPING IN MALTA: Search for illegal trapping sites.|
|November 2023||BIRD PROTECTION CAMP IN SARDINIA: Collection of horsehair snares to catch thrushes and other songbirds, exact dates not yet available.|
|25.11. – 10.12.2023||MALTA GOLDEN PLOVER TRAPPING MONITORING OPERATIONS: Search for illegal trapping sites. |
|November/December 2023||SEVERAL MISSIONS TO MONITOR WATERFOWL HUNTING IMPODELTA/NORTH ITALY: The exact dates are not published for strategic reasons. |
|December 2023 - February 2024||THE WINTER BIRD PROTECTION CAMP IN CYPRUS starts on 09.12.2023 and will probably run until mid-February 2024.|
Conditions of participation for interested parties:
In principle, all persons of legal age are potentially eligible to participate in the assignments listed above. Team spirit, readiness for action, physical fitness, knowledge of ecology and ornithology and sufficient knowledge of foreign languages (English or Italian) are expected. The Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) will cover the travel costs (petrol/tolls/ferry fees) and the costs for accommodation in simple bungalows or hotels on presentation of appropriate receipts. Participation without prior registration is not possible.
For more information regarding the volunteer application process please read carefully here.
Due to the high demand, interested parties are asked to apply as early as possible for a place on one of the bird protection camps. For more information on the individual operations and further dates on the application procedure for interested parties, please contact CABS Headquarters (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Lloyd.email@example.com (Campaigns & Operations) Tel.: 0228 / 66 55 21, Fax: 0228 / 66 52 80) or visit www.komitee.de.
All dates are subject to change and therefore without guarantee. Some date listed may not be exact for security reasons.
The actions of the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) are financed with donations collected mainly in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the UK. The foundations Stiftung Pro Artenvielfalt (Bielefeld), the Karl-Kaus-Stiftung für Tier und Natur (Bremen) and the Landesbund für Vogelschutz LBV (Bavaria) support us in carrying out the bird protection operations.